Mohamed El-fiky

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Respiratory dysfunction is a well-recognized complication of cardiac operations. To quantify its current incidence and severity after uncomplicated cardiopulmonary bypass, serial measurements of arterial oxygen tension (PaO2), alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient (AaO2), and percentage pulmonary shunt fraction (%PSF) measured by a noninvasive technique were(More)
One hundred and thirty patients undergoing elective myocardial revascularisation were randomised to receive an intravenous infusion containing either 50 mmol magnesium chloride or placebo during the first 48 h following surgery. Magnesium was given to 66 patients and a placebo infusion to 64 patients. Postoperative serum magnesium concentrations fell in the(More)
OBJECTIVE There has been great enthusiasm in recent years to perform mitral valve surgery through small multiple incisions with the use of the Port Access technique. The procedure is costly, involves a relatively long training curve and leaves the patient with multiple scars in the chest and groin. We used a mini-thoracotomy technique for mitral valve(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiopulmonary bypass induces respiratory dysfunction postoperatively, with activation of both the complement system and white cells implicated. This study compared the effects of bubble and membrane oxygenators for cardiopulmonary bypass in terms of respiratory dysfunction and markers of white cell activation and endothelial damage. METHODS(More)
Quantum adiabatic algorithm is a method of solving computational problems by evolving the ground state with a slowly varying Hamiltonian to reach the required output state. This paper proposes a new variation method for the phase functions, quadric variation method. The experiments are carried out solving random instances of 3-SAT problems with three(More)
The quantum adiabatic algorithm is a method of solving computational problems by evolving the ground state with a slowly varying Hamiltonian to reach the required output state. This article proposes a new variation on the method for the phase functions of the adiabatic quantum algorithm, the quadric variation method. Experiments were carried out to solve(More)
Respiratory dysfunction is a well recognized complication of cardiopulmonary bypass. The size of the pulmonary shunt fraction is the best indicator of respiratory dysfunction but its measurement conventionally requires use of a pulmonary artery catheter to measure mixed venous oxygen content. We compared pulmonary shunt fraction, based on a non-invasive(More)
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